With croissants, crèmes brûlées and more pastries than you can shake a French stick at, some of the world’s best-loved foods are just a short hop across the English Channel. With so many gastronomic diversions on offer, there are few greater pleasures than enjoying a boeuf Bourguignon in the heart of Burgundy, or sweet madeleines from an authentic Alsatian bakery. Just imagine if you could learn how to cook real French food for yourself so that you could recreate your favourites at home too.
As part of our #rediscover campaign, we’re forgoing the typical French tourism draws to bring you something new and exciting. Take more than just a souvenir home with you and learn a lifelong skill with our guide to quick courses and cooking schools in France.
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France is the worldwide number one consumer of snails – otherwise called escargot – making it the best place to try this unique delicacy. If you can get over your initial nerves, you’ll see why this high-protein, low-fat and vitamin-rich meal is just as loved by the French as camembert and baguettes. Check out our guide to enjoying this timeless dish and learn just how to eat escargot like the locals do.
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With its vibrant cities, historical sights and expanses of verdant countryside, France is a popular filming location for many a visionary director – whether it be for Hollywood blockbusters or artistic independents. From the charm of the capital and its world-renowned landmarks to the smaller rural communes awash with traditional culture, we take a look at four films that truly embody the spirit of les Français.
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